Episode 1: Digging up Disaster
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Episode 1: Digging up Disaster

How did an ancient Roman harbor end up in ruins? Scientists realized the culprit was a long-forgotten natural disaster that left tell-tale geological clues — and possibly an eyewitness account in an ancient religious text. But solving this mystery led to a bigger question: what if it happens again? TRANSCRIPT PETER GWIN (HOST): Once upon…

Is it wrong to keep octopuses in captivity?
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Is it wrong to keep octopuses in captivity?

“I get asked all the time, ‘Can you get octopuses?’” says Jeff Slemp, proprietor of a store called Cuttlefish and Corals Sustainable Saltwater Aquariums, in Portland, Oregon. Slemp isn’t opposed on principle to keeping these big-brained, unusually smart mollusks as pets, but he won’t sell octopuses to just anyone. “We have to make sure they…

For girls in science, the time is now
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For girls in science, the time is now

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